Colin Montgomerie thinks American fans may have the European team seeing red by Ryder Cup Sunday. Now, the PGA of America wants to make sure of it.
Literally. According to an unbylined post on the U.S. Team's Ryder Cup homepage, the PGA has called for American partisans to wear red on Sunday, whether you're at Medinah or not:
The PGA of America is inviting fans to participate in a “RED OUT” in support of the U.S. Ryder Cup team on Sunday, Sept. 30, the final day of the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
Fans attending the Ryder Cup are encouraged to wear red clothing on Sunday at Medinah to show their patriotic pride, while fans watching from home are encouraged to the same. Regardless of where they are cheering from, fans are also invited to tweet photos of themselves dressed in red to @RyderCupTeamUSA on Twitter using the #13thMan hashtag.
Yep. They want you, too, Armchair Patriot. Your highest calling is upon us. Wear red, and yell at your television.
There may be a practical reason for the red motif, though. According to Ewan Murray of the Guardian, Team Europe is slated to wear navy and white on Sunday in tribute to Seve Ballesteros. So that leaves red for the Americans. Have to differentiate: Once the Old Style starts flowing in Chicago, you don't want any red-blooded Americans getting confused and cheering for a European. We shiver at the thought.